Rusty’s Springtime Walk – Spouses Vale Circuit.


We took Rusty to Spouses Vale on Sunday, amongst a glorious carpet of bluebells. The woodland was breathtakingly beautiful and I took numerous photographs of the flowers. Interestingly, this image of Rusty surrounded by the bluebells was my most successful shot of the woods, as it brought the springtime scene to life for me….

I have been very pleased with my action shots of Rusty so far – so tried to capture a few portraits of him for this post. The following photo was one of my favourites….


Rusty is a marvellous dog to go on a long walk with, as he loves a mixture of exploring and keeping us company. He is very well-behaved when off his lead, almost too much at times. He will always make his way towards me when I attempt to capture a close up shot of him – just as soon as I try to attract his attention for a handsome pose.
I will have to become more adept at ‘ stealth photography’!
I managed to catch the shot below whilst he was busy playing with his ball. He rarely stays still for long, so I have to be quick with my preparation. The f2.8 70-200 lens is great for these situations, because there is plenty of light getting in through the large aperture – so no worries regarding camera shake…..


I am now really looking forward to the Easter break, the prospect of sunny weather and lots more photo opportunities to capture springtime in the Essex and Suffolk countryside. No doubt a few more Rusty shots too !!


5 thoughts

  1. Yes, that top picture with the bluebells is really evocative and I like Rusty with his ball as he looks unaware of the camera. He does seem to have a serious expression almost doleful.

    • Thanks Michael – glad you like the shots….Rusty has so many interesting expressions, but I know the ‘doleful’ one well – he uses it often to let me know that he is still hungry, in the hope that I will feel sorry for him !

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